Lawrence, Samuel, Dd

Lawrence, Samuel, D.D.

an English Presbyterian clergyman, was born at Nantwich, Cheshire, in 1693. His father was a Dissenting minister. He was educated at the Glasgow University, became tutor in the family of chief baron Ward, and settled as a minister first at Newcastle, Stafford, in 1714. In 1727 he became pastor at Newcastle-on-Tyne, but his health failing, in 1733, he had to go south, and settled at Monkwell Street, London, where he had a crowded audience for many years, and his ministry was very successful. He was learned, serious, cheerful, modest and polite, zealous and pious. He died, October 1, 1760, and was interred in Bunhill Fields. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 3:208.

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